31 Days of Real Life: Day 8

Our days have been so busy lately, even on the weekends, and this was the first Saturday in a long time where we haven't had to rush out the door early in the morning for something. We had a glorious lazy morning, taking our time getting ready, making a big breakfast of eggs and sausage instead of rushing out the door with granola bars and baggies full of Cheerios. It was a nice change of pace. 

Then we headed to a cider mill for the traditional Fall experience of mowing down on fresh donuts and apple cider. I've said it once and I'll say it again, Fall is my favorite.  


There is nothing like the donuts and cider combo on a cool but sunny Fall day. Christopher and evelyn insisted that they would love to try apple cider slushies, so we broke down and said yes, only to find that they didn't like them that much after all, just a few sips later. Luckily, big Chris loved them more than anyone so he downed them both. Dad saves the day (and risks a sugar coma in the process--the things fathers do for their children, right?).



After the cider mill, we had the opportunity to help some great friends move into their beautiful new home and make some headway with the unpacking process. It's funny how much I love cleaning and organizing other people's houses so much more than my own. If only I could figure out a way to fully enjoy both! 

At some point tomorrow, I will grade my students' spelling and vocabulary tests, so I'm sure we're in for a super thrilling update for Day 9. Stay tuned.